Ayla Brown to Obama: Game On

Feb 15, 2010 4:25pm

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports:


It seems freshman Republican Sen. Scott Brown’s challenge to President Obama for a friendly game of two-on-two basketball still stands – and now with the goal of raising money for charity.


Ayla Brown, the senator’s daughter and Boston College basketball star, says she and her dad are serious about a game of hoops with the president and believe it could help raise awareness for earthquake relief in Haiti.  


“I think it’d be really fun… maybe put a basketball court in the White House somewhere…. I was thinking why not charge admission — it’d be a really good game knowing me and my dad, we’re very competitive — and give all the proceeds to Haiti,” she in an appearance on ABC News NOW.


Following his upset electoral victory last month,Sen. Brown told supporters he spoke with Obama and said, “Mr. President, I know you like basketball, so I tell you what, how about you pick your best player, I’ll take Ayla and we’ll take you on two-on-two.”


No word yet from the White House on the so-called “basketball summit.”


Ayla Brown also told ABC that she spent Valentine’s Day with her teammates despite her father’s now infamous public disclaimer at a victory rally that his daughters are “both available.”


“He definitely made that statement of me being ‘available’ and we just laughed about it afterwards – we’re like what were you thinking? I didn’t realize how big of a thing it was going to be,” she said with a chuckle.


Watch the full interview HERE:

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